Plymouth & Devon parish registers online.

Our friends at FindMyPast have added to their parish register collection. This time it is the West Devon & Plymouth Record Offices that have allowed the scanning of their parish registers.

The records cover 500 years and comprise three and half million records so all those people have to be someone’s ancestors !

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Crew List Index Project

Came across this on my travels around the internet CLIP which stands for Crew List Index Project concerns itself with merchant seafarers on British registered ships for the years 1861 to 1913.

This site provides guidance and finding aids to help you carry out your own research. The index itself is on FindMyPast, but this site might be a good place to start as it explains what crew list are and what you might find on them. Where the originals are held and finding aids are also included.

http://www.crewlist.org.uk/

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Boer War Records online

Boer War Records onlineFindMyPast has updated their Boer War records collection with 10,000 new records. The major inclusions in this update are:

The complete Queen’s South Africa medal roll for the Coldstream Guards, Irish Guards, 1st battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and Rundles Scouts

The Wepener clasp rolls for Royal Scots, Royal Engineers, Cape Mounted Rifles, Driscoll’s Scouts and the Kaffrarian Rifles

I’m told that this collections comes from 470 sources so it is wonderful that they are all in one place and available at the flick of a button.

I don’t know who Meurig Jones is, but she is the genealogy angel that has provided FindMyPast with these new additions. So 3 cheers for Meurig !!

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Birmingham Burials now online

Birmingham  Burials now onlineFindMyPast has announced that they have added 12,000 new burial records to their collection. The records come from Handsworth Cemetery, Birmingham and they span 1909 – 2010.

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Docklands Parish Records Online

Docklands Parish Records OnlineHere are the last of todays additions from Find My Past. This time it is 2 parishes added to the Docklands Collection. St Dunstan Stepney 1680-1689 10,027 entries and St Matthew’s 1790-1799 4,159 entries.

So lots to look at this weekend.

 

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